Jupiter's Composition Suggests its Core Assembled Exterior to the N2 Snowline

  title={Jupiter's Composition Suggests its Core Assembled Exterior to the N2 Snowline},
  author={Karin I. {\"O}berg and Robin D. Wordsworth},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
Jupiter's atmosphere is enriched in C, N, S, P, Ar, Kr and Xe with respect to solar abundances by a factor of ~3. Gas Giant envelopes are mainly enriched through the dissolution of solids in the atmosphere, and this constant enrichment factor is puzzling since several of the above elements are not expected to have been in the solid phase in Jupiter's feeding zone; most seriously, Ar and the main carrier of N, N2, only condense at the very low temperatures, 21-26 K, associated with the outer… Expand

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